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I want to make a quick filter that enable only Epics and Epics' subtasks to show in Kanban

I create a Kanban, and want to see only the Epic status, including it's subtask status.

So I writed a quick filter: issuetype = Epic.

But then I found out the subtasks are not showing on Kanban.

But when I write: issue type = Epic OR issue type = sub-task, I found out the userstories popped out (which is not right for me, I just want to see the Epic and it's subtasks.)

How can I make that?

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Hi leiye2 and Welcome,


Using out-of-the-box features you can retrieve Epics and subtasks using a quckfilter but you cannot further refine the query to retrieve only subtask directly created under an Epic

For the first option your quickfilter should look like:


type= Epic OR type in subTaskIssueTypes()


If you only want to display subtask directly belonging to an Epic, you must go for a third-party application, i.e. using JQL Booster Pack (FREE) your quickfilter should look like:


type = Epic OR issue IN subtasksOf("type = Epic")


In case any of the above filters doesn't work as expected, try to set your swinmlanes configuration as 'No Swimlanes'


Hope this helps,
Best regards

Hi Jack,

Thanks a lot for your help.

the 1st option turns out it shows me subtasks that are not from Epics.

the 2nd option shows me only the Epics but without any subtasks...

I downloaded the pack and set to "No swimlanes".

What else do I need to check?  Or any other options?



Hi leiye,

Could you ensure that you have the 'Sub-tasks' field properly configured on your card layout?

Go to: Board > Configure > Card layout > and add here the Sub-tasks field

then, use the

type = Epic OR issue IN subtasksOf("type = Epic")

query with "No swimlanes option set

Hi Jack,

I checked and followed your guide.

Now the card showed the subtask ID. It helps thanks.

But is there a way to show the subtask status as well?

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